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• INCLUDES A DOZEN TRACKS NEW TO CD
• COMPLEMENTS EXISTING DOCTOR BIRD AND TROJAN SKA TITLES
• FEATURES MANY OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER JAMAICAN RECORDINGS OF 1966

By the early months of 1966, the ska sound that had dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape since the onset of the decade was on the wane.

In this uncertain environment, leading Kingston-based producer, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid decided to issue an album showcasing another of the island’s indigenous musical styles, first popularised on disc in the 1950s: mento.

Disappointingly, the LP failed to sell in any significant numbers and remained unissued outside of Jamaica, but in recent years, renewed interest globally in mento has led to the collection becoming widely sought-after by collectors.

The 10-track long-player is re-presented here, along with a mouth-watering 46 bonus tracks, all of which were originally produced by the Treasure Isle Records boss during the months of 1966.

The result is a compelling mix of musical styles, dominated by the rude boy ska sound that by the end of the year had evolved into rock steady.

Featuring an abundance of recordings new to CD, this double disc set is undoubtedly one of the most captivating collections of vintage Jamaican sounds yet to see issue.

DISC ONE
1. JUMP INDEPENDENTLY – Count Lasher
2. THE WEED – Count Lasher
3. OLD MAN’S DRIVE – Count Alert
4. HOOLIGANS – Count Lasher
5. DOG WAR JUMP UP – Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
6. BAM BAM – Count Lasher & Williams
7. MUFRIDITE – Count Lasher & Williams
8. IN THE PARK – Count Alert
9. HARD TIMES – Count Alert
10. SEVEN GUNS ALIVE – Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
BONUS TRACKS
11. I WANT TO KNOW – The Silvertones
12. THE TEASER – Herman Marquis
13. I WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE – The Slickers
14. SKA FLEA – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
15. GET YOUR FEET MOVING – Eric Morris
16. WINDFALL – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
17. WHOO BABY – The Silvertones
18. PINK CHAMPAGNE – Tommy McCook & Supersonics
19. NO GOOD RUDY – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
20. SAD MOVIES – Gloria Crawford
21. MR. SOLO – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
22. I DON’T WANT TO CRY – Tony & Dennis
23. YOU PROMISED LOVE – Joey & Butch
24. SUPERMAN – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
25. IF I DIDN’T LOVE YOU – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris
26. JEZEBEL – Lloyd & Glen
27. DOG WAR JUMP UP (TAKE 3) – Baba Brooks & The Lynn Taitt Band

DISC TWO
1. IT’S A ROCKING GOOD WAY – The Silvertones
2. DANGER MAN – 007 – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
3. WHY SHOULD I WORRY – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
4. HOW LONG – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
5. WHY YOU HAVE TO WALK THIS WAY – The Hamlins
6. THE ARMY IS SEARCHING (TAKE 2) – Basil Caral & His Group
7. TOM DOOLEY – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
8. MAMA LET HER OUT – The Upsetters
9. RED GAL RING – Haywood Brice & The Baba Brooks Band
10. MAN GOING TO EAT MEAN – The Slickers
11. A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN – The Tommy McCook Band
12. FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
13. (I AM) SUFFERING – Horace Grant & The Playboys
14. WHAT HAVE I DONE – The Miracles
15. LION OF JUDAH (IF I FOLLOW YOU) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
16. TENDER LOVING CARE – Lyn Taitt & The Comets
17. RAINDROPS – The Silvertones
18. JUVENILE DELINQUENT – The Sensations
19. THE CLOCK – The Baba Brooks Band
20. AFTER A STORM – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
21. SHAKE IT – The Sensations & Baba Brooks Band
22. MY MAMA TOLD ME – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
23. SO LONG – Lester Sterling & The Baba Brooks Band
24. IT’S REAL – The Silvertones
25. TRY ME – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
26. STORM WARNING – Lyn Tait & The Comets
27. YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN – The Sensations
28. MY TRUE CONFESSION – The Silvertones
29. THUNDERBALL – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics

DISC ONE
1. JUMP INDEPENDENTLY - Count Lasher
2. THE WEED - Count Lasher
3. OLD MAN'S DRIVE - Count Alert
4. HOOLIGANS - Count Lasher
5. DOG WAR JUMP UP - Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
6. BAM BAM - Count Lasher & Williams
7. MUFRIDITE - Count Lasher & Williams
8. IN THE PARK - Count Alert
9. HARD TIMES - Count Alert
10. SEVEN GUNS ALIVE - Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
BONUS TRACKS
11. I WANT TO KNOW - The Silvertones
12. THE TEASER - Herman Marquis
13. I WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE - The Slickers
14. SKA FLEA - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
15. GET YOUR FEET MOVING - Eric Morris
16. WINDFALL - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
17. WHOO BABY - The Silvertones
18. PINK CHAMPAGNE - Tommy McCook & Supersonics
19. NO GOOD RUDY - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
20. SAD MOVIES - Gloria Crawford
21. MR. SOLO - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
22. I DON’T WANT TO CRY - Tony & Dennis
23. YOU PROMISED LOVE - Joey & Butch
24. SUPERMAN - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
25. IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU - Eric ‘Monty’ Morris
26. JEZEBEL - Lloyd & Glen
27. DOG WAR JUMP UP (TAKE 3) - Baba Brooks & The Lynn Taitt Band

DISC TWO
1. IT'S A ROCKING GOOD WAY - The Silvertones
2. DANGER MAN – 007 - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
3. WHY SHOULD I WORRY - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
4. HOW LONG - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
5. WHY YOU HAVE TO WALK THIS WAY - The Hamlins
6. THE ARMY IS SEARCHING (TAKE 2) - Basil Caral & His Group
7. TOM DOOLEY - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
8. MAMA LET HER OUT - The Upsetters
9. RED GAL RING - Haywood Brice & The Baba Brooks Band
10. MAN GOING TO EAT MEAN - The Slickers
11. A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN - The Tommy McCook Band
12. FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
13. (I AM) SUFFERING - Horace Grant & The Playboys
14. WHAT HAVE I DONE - The Miracles
15. LION OF JUDAH (IF I FOLLOW YOU) - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
16. TENDER LOVING CARE - Lyn Taitt & The Comets
17. RAINDROPS - The Silvertones
18. JUVENILE DELINQUENT - The Sensations
19. THE CLOCK - The Baba Brooks Band
20. AFTER A STORM - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
21. SHAKE IT - The Sensations & Baba Brooks Band
22. MY MAMA TOLD ME - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
23. SO LONG - Lester Sterling & The Baba Brooks Band
24. IT'S REAL - The Silvertones
25. TRY ME - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
26. STORM WARNING - Lyn Tait & The Comets
27. YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN - The Sensations
28. MY TRUE CONFESSION - The Silvertones
29. THUNDERBALL - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
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